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  • Translating Mount Fujiby Dennis Washburn

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 59.99

    Dennis Washburn traces the changing character of Japanese national identity in the works of six major authors: Ueda Akinari, Natsume S?seki, Mori ?gai, Yokomitsu Riichi, ?oka Shohei, and Mishima Yukio. By focusing on certain interconnected themes, Washburn illuminates the contradictory desires of a nation trapped between emulating the West and preserving... more...

  • Word and Image in Japanese Cinemaby Dennis Washburn; Carole Cavanaugh

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 38.00

    This volume examines the dynamic between temporal linguistic narrative and the spatiality of visual spectacle. more...

  • The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagonby Arthur Waley; Dennis Washburn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past. In a small diary, a young courtesan of the Heian period gives her account of the Japanese... more...

  • Converting Culturesby Dennis Washburn; A.Kevin Reinhart

    BRILL 2007; US$ 206.00

    This volume considers the concept of conversion as a tool for understanding transformations to modernity. It examines conversions to modernity within the Ottoman domain, India, China, and Japan as a reaction to the pressures of colonialism and imperialism. more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Arthur Waley; Dennis Washburn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 29.95

    Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji was already acknowledged as a classic of Japanese literature. Over the past century, this book has gained worldwide acceptance as not only the world's first novel, but as one of the greatest works of literature of all time. The hero of the tale, Prince Genji, is a shining example... more...

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